“Cinema as Sacrament”

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195167115
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785599 | DOI:
  “Cinema as Sacrament”

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Film has largely replaced theater as the dramatic medium for Mormon artists. Film was early employed in the anti-Mormon campaign, and Mormons learned early to use it for their own purposes. Evangelistic (missionary films) and public relations varieties (Homefront series) have given way to a recent generation of talented filmmakers who are creating two kinds: one is an insider genre, while the other explores ways of informing popular film with a Mormon sensibility.

Keywords: Mormon film; Mormon theater; anti-Mormon campaign; missionary films; Homefront series

Chapter.  8669 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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